middletowntranscript.com http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20121115/OBITUARIES/121119863/-1/boomers middletowntranscript.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:26:49 +0000 Obit: Paul W. Best http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140407/OBITUARIES/140409730/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140407/OBITUARIES/140409730/0/boomers He was born in Middletown, PA in 1919 to James F. and Helen (Beck) Best. Paul graduated from Pennsylvania State University where he was active in Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. He married his high school sweetheart D. Pauline Baum who predeceased him in 2009. Paul worked for Hercules, Inc. for 43 years in Wisconsin, Virginia, Michigan, The Netherlands, London, and Wilmington.]]> Obit: Frederick H. Lattemann, Sr. http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329861/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:35:51 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329861/0/boomers Fred was preceded in death by the love of his life his wife Sharon, his son Shawn, his brother William, and his sisters Dolores Holle and Patricia Tiger.]]> Obit: Stephen A. D'Amico http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329885/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:06:01 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329885/0/boomers Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Joseph and Jenny (Fiorino) D’Amico, Steve graduated from St. Michael’s High School in Brooklyn (now Xaverian High School). He later received an engineering degree from City College and took graduate courses at Long Island University.]]> Obit: Paul J. Kelter http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329886/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:03:55 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140324/OBITUARIES/140329886/0/boomers He celebrated his 80th birthday, February 16, with his wife, Earlene and son Donald. In the morning, he received a visit from his faithful friend, Mark Housen.
His brother & sister-in-law, Ed & Mabel surprised him in the afternoon.]]>
Obit: David Neil Ottinger, Jr. http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140317/OBITUARIES/140319721/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:52:41 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140317/OBITUARIES/140319721/0/boomers David Neil was a 1978 graduate of Caesar Rodney High School; Served in the Navy 1979-1985 as a photographer on the USS Saratoga .CV 80; Postal Service Worker at Middletown DE from 1995 to 2013; Growing up Neil had a paper route in Dover, was an Altar boy and sang with the DAFB church choir. [...]]]> Obit: Arlene M. Volk http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140311/OBITUARIES/140319905/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:38:32 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140311/OBITUARIES/140319905/0/boomers Arlene was born in Philadelphia, PA. She spent most of her professional life as a realtor at Patterson Schwartz and was highly regarded by colleagues and clients. She was a devoted friend, always willing to help others. But, most of all, Arlene loved her family.]]> Obit: Margaret R. Couch http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140310/OBITUARIES/140319993/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:06:59 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140310/OBITUARIES/140319993/0/boomers Pegge was born January 10, 1923 in Newton, MA, the daughter of the late Edward J. Maroney and Margaret (Walsh) Maroney. She was a 1942 graduate of Newton High School. Pegge held secretarial and administrative jobs with a number of companies and the U.S. Navy.]]> Obit: Louise W. Kelly http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140306/OBITUARIES/140309728/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Mar 2014 15:05:50 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140306/OBITUARIES/140309728/0/boomers She is survived by her children, Jack Kelly and his wife Bonny of Lambertville, NJ and Bobbin Smith and her husband Harold of Middletown.]]> Obit: John N. “Jack” Sparks, Jr. http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140225/OBITUARIES/140229743/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:01:11 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140225/OBITUARIES/140229743/0/boomers Jack had been an Insurance Agent with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. (Met Life) for 40 years. He was a member of St. Matthews By-The-Sea United Methodist Church in Fenwick Island, an associate member of Bethel United Methodist [...]]]> Obit: Roger Hamby http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140220/OBITUARIES/140229929/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:10:34 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140220/OBITUARIES/140229929/0/boomers Obit: Paula Hermansen Beattie http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140206/OBITUARIES/140209805/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:39:25 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140206/OBITUARIES/140209805/0/boomers Prior to her move to DE, Polly divided her time between Hackettstown, NJ and Naples, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack H. Beattie, DVM. They grew a veterinary practice and a family together.]]> Obit: Edgar Allen Craig http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140203/OBITUARIES/140209944/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:36:27 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140203/OBITUARIES/140209944/0/boomers Born in Cecil County, MD to Ruth C. Bailey and Thomas A. Craig, he was the youngest of 7 children.
As a teenager he worked on the family farm, then became a Fuel Truck Driver. After coming off the road, he did maintenance on a horse farm. He enjoyed watching Orioles baseball, listening to old-time country and bluegrass music and traveling the country with his wife and friends. He was [...]]]>
Obit: Alice J. McQuate http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140203/OBITUARIES/140209950/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 03 Feb 2014 10:43:37 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140203/OBITUARIES/140209950/0/boomers Alice was born on August 6, 1927, daughter of the late James and Blanche Dixon Jarrell. She was raised in Middletown and had lived in Denton, MD, and since 1996 in Wilmington. She loved crafts and her family.
Along with her parents Mrs. McQuate was preceded in death by her husband, Willard G. McQuate in 1975, her brothers, Joseph and James Jarrell and sister-in-laws, Dorothea and [...]]]>
Obit: Marjorie “Margie” Phillips Shupard http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140129/OBITUARIES/140129653/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:18:14 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140129/OBITUARIES/140129653/0/boomers Mrs. Shupard dedicated a long time career to the Appoquinimink School District where she worked as a secretary with Redding Middle School. She, alongside her first husband, Richard E. Phillips [...]]]> Obit: Bruce Carl DuHadaway, Sr. http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140127/OBITUARIES/140129771/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:43:15 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140127/OBITUARIES/140129771/0/boomers He honorably served his country in the US Army. He retired from Chrysler in 1992.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ray and Donald, and his sisters, Doris and Diane.]]>
Obit: Elizabeth A. Reese http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140120/OBITUARIES/140129972/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:19:11 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140120/OBITUARIES/140129972/0/boomers Born March 6, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pa, the daughter of William and Marie Allen. Elizabeth was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from St. Leonard's Academy.]]> Obit: Jean J. Marsh http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140116/OBITUARIES/140119813/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:27:50 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140116/OBITUARIES/140119813/0/boomers The daughter of Polish immigrants, Anna and Alexander Lobacewicz , Jean grew up in the Browntown area of Wilmington, Delaware where her parents operated a grocery store.
Jean carried on the family tradition of owning a store. In the 50's and 60' she operated Jean's Luncheonette on the Kirkwood Highway.]]>
Obit: Ralph V. Watts, Sr. http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140107/OBITUARIES/140109845/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:05:44 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140107/OBITUARIES/140109845/0/boomers In order to fully grasp the driving forces in a person’s life, it is critical to place him or her into the context of the circumstances of their own journey. Ralph V. Watts, Sr., is part of The Greatest Generation. He was born in 1924 at the beginning of what would become known as The [...]]]> Obit: Jeanne J. Sparks http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140106/OBITUARIES/140109902/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:52:10 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20140106/OBITUARIES/140109902/0/boomers Jeanne graduated from Wesley College where she studied Organ Music. She had been the organist for Bethesda United Methodist Church in Middletown for 25 years. When she and her husband moved to Fenwick Island, she was the organist at St. Matthews By-the-Sea [...]]]> Obit: Elizabeth “Betty” Hutchison http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131230/OBITUARIES/131239994/0/boomers?rssfeed=true Mon, 30 Dec 2013 10:23:16 +0000 http://www.middletowntranscript.com/article/20131230/OBITUARIES/131239994/0/boomers The daughter of Irish immigrants, Bill and Mary Sayers, Betty was raised in Centerville, DE. She graduated from AI Dupont High School where she was the Captain of the girls basketball team and was “May Queen” her senior year. She worked as a secretary for Atlas Chemical in Wilmington.]]>